Friday, July 6, 2012

It's been a long time baby...

Lawd it's been a long, long time but I think I am finally back on the radar.  I have just not been feeling like chit chatting on the computer, posting pics, or just doing anything, my poor blog has suffered and so has my Youtube channel, bless their hearts.  Lately I have been doing a lot of crafting and sewing and what not and decided to give this thing they call "blogging" another chance.  I see the last post was in February, I seriously thought I had posted something newer than that but I guess not, I am going to give it one more shot and if it does not go well this time then so be it.
So what have I been up to?
Lots of stuff, way too much to post in this one blog so I will give you a little of what is going on with my hair, crafting, and family for the right now and as the days go by I will post more updates.
My hair is in stretched loose two strand twists that I saw Alicia James do a tutorial on on her Youtube channel, if you want to see it check it out.  My hair has been twisted for two weeks and is actually coming down on this Sunday cause my scalp is getting itchy and my hair really just needs to be washed.  I really love these twists and can't wait to do them again

Today I wore a head scarf for the first time and now I think I am in love with them, I was feeling really cute in it too, I got this scarf from a thrift store.

I pulled my twists into a low pony and wrapped the ends of the scarf around it creating the bun, you can find some really good scarf tieing tutorials on Youtube.

So on to crafting: my two recent projects finished this week.

Project #1

This is a quilt I made for a coworker, she gave me  6 boxes of tshirts that she has had for who knows how long and I made her a quilt. It actually turned great but I won't be making another for a while.

Project #2, I took these bootcut jeans and turned them into skinny pink jeans, so me! Luv them and the color pink!

I got this project from Pinterest, that sight rocks, surely got more to come.

Lastly just a few pictures from my family reunion in Slidell, Louisian, for those of you who don't know where that is, it is about 30 minutes from New Orleans right over the bridge. We had a wonderful time celebrating the Rockett family, whoop, whoop!

Cafe Du Monde got the bomb beignets...I think that was my husbands
highlight of the whole trip.
Lake Pontchartrain

So these are some of the right now things I got going on.  Stay tuned to more..... hugs and kisses.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pinterest Tuesday

I love me some Pinterest. I found the cutest idea on there the other Sunday and gave it a try, how cute is this....?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hair Goodies and last Saturday hair

So today was one of my ho hum hair days, like the one I had ehen I almost got a texturizer, yeah we won't talk about that. It was hair styling time and I just wadn't feeling it so I decided to make me some hair pins to try and get out the funk.
These are so easy and fun to make, once I got started I couldn't quit, I love hair candy and can't wait to wear one tomorrow.
Any straight pins will work, I had a broken EZ-comb so I even added beads to the two combs.
Also....forgot to post last Saturday and Sunday hair so I threw a pic in of that too.
Check out below.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Still waiting

So the last personal bit of information I shared with you was about my miscarriage in December and all that I went through, definitely have moved on from that and back to feeling great. So hubby and I have been trying since last month...nothing yet. My birthday came and went on the 23 of January so a week later was testing time and nothing happened, wow what a shocker considering that with the first two pregnancies when we said lets have a baby I was magically pregnant the next day, not really but that's just how fast my body works, so when I wasn't this time I think we were kind of sad (I was mostly shocked) for about a day and then we were back to normal. I think my husband was more sad, I could see it in his face.
Fast forward to now, I am feeling some anxiety now because what if it doesn't happen again this time? I try to keep my mind off it and just let nature do what it do but that's hard, I know it's harder to get pregnant the older you get but goodness I ain't even 35 yet...and by the way my plan is to not have anymore babies after that age, don't judge me. I'm sure it's normal for me to feel this way  considering my past hoping there is nothing wrong with me after hearing how "easy" it is to get pregnant after a miscarriage.
Hubby and I have also decided that if it doesn't happen this month we are putting it off until the summer cause we don't want another December baby, two December birthdays is more enough. Right now I am just going with the flow, do I get excited of what may be but trying not to get too excited about what may not.
Anywho...I will get back with you when I have more news to share, until then check out Saturdays hair. I just had to throw some hair in there.

Thursday hair

Here is Thursday hair, I must say that I had a great time styling my hair on last week, it was a break from the usual twists that I keep in my pinup style. It only started because I was not all the way happy with the twists I had put in so I just decided to wear my hair out, it definitely is great to be able to style my hair now and not always wear twist outs. Check out pics.
Hair is just rolled and tucked to the back and with a side ponytail, hair is then just pinned under to protect the ends.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wednesday Hair

Pictures of Wednesday hair...I braided already stretched hair into medium plaits over night, in the a.m I unbraided each and just did big flat twists across the top towards the back and did a high pony. The hair is just tucked under and pinned down and viola!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Monday Hair

So my hair regimen is going great, loving the results I am getting from my hair. Sunday I washed using Keracare cream shampoo which is wonderful, I deep conditioned using Mizani Curl Relenish, then used Cantu Shea Butter leave in with a little olive oil and finally blow dried, my hair has been great and feels great. Afterwards to style I twisted with Darcey's Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Cream with a little leave in on the ends. My first intention was to wear it pinned up in the twists but the next morning I decidef to do an out style just cause I haven't worn it ou in a while. Results.turned out great. Check out pics below.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Birthday Hair

 *Tried to get this uploaded yesterday, but you know how technology works*

So here is my birthday hair, I think it turned out pretty cute even though it's not as defined as I wanted but it will do for today.  I have been trying to upload a small video  but that's not working out too good for me, so the only thing I can do is post pics until then.  Once again I got this idea from Westndnbeauty, her braid n curls always turn out so great.  So I used the Shea Moisture Smoothie and with a little Africas Best Herbal Oil. to braid and then added some rollers to the ends.

So it did not turn out as defined as I wanted it to but it's big hair like I like so I wasn't messed up about it. I think know that I need something a little more water based and something good for hold, hey I used what I had.  But since it was my birthday I ordered myself a little sumthin sumthin from Darcy's Botanicals and plan on trying this style again with it, hopefully it makes it here before wash time next weekend, I will let you know when it arrives. Until then time to twist and pin my hair back up for the week.
Check out some more hair pics
 right after unbraiding

This picture was actually the end 
of the night.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Birthday Weekend

Wow so another year has rolled around wich means it's birthday time.  I will be 32, wow how time is rolling but I still feel like a spring chicken, lol.
My birthday is officially on Monday but I will begin celebrating on tomorrow of course and the rest of the weekend.  This year will be different though, no partying with the girls, nope, just me and hubby this time doing what I want to do.  I want to do something "couply", that's not a word but you know what I mean.  Like I said in my past post, we have been through a rough last month and just need a time to ourselves so we are just gonna have fun together, I surely have some things in mind for us to do.
So I am surely in need of a cute not too much work hair style and ran across Westndnbeauty's site Confessions of a Blog Vixen. I love the braid and curl so I think I will give it a try, my hair is still stretched from the previous washing and blow dry session on last Sunday so this is the perfect time.  Check out the video below and stay tuned for more pictures soon.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Knitted Projects

So I have been knitting like crazy just staying busy and because I love to knit, very relaxing.  My bestfriend had her baby on last Tuesday and my sisters baby will be here on this coming Monday. I knitted some newborn hats for the both of them and a sleep sack for my bestie.  They turned out cute.

 Hats for my special nieces

 Hood I made for myself, didn't like so I gave
to my daughter, it matches her coat.

side view
 socks for my sisters baby, valentine socks next.

I actually made these hoods for some one that was supposed to pick them up on Sunday but didn't, I hate making things for people after they say they want it and then they don't follow through. Now I have to find something to do with them, ughhhh!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Blow dried twist out

Good evening...what a day.  I spent most of the evening painting my daughters bathroom, my mini makeover. A few months ago a posted a zebra wreath I made, click here, that was the inspiration for  the bathroom.  Almost finished just need my blue rugs to finish it off and some thingamajigs for the wall shelf and finished.  I hope to post pics of everything shortly.
So on to my hair, I did take the twists out on yesterday for a twist out that turned out pretty cute.
 Hair in twists
 twists seperated...
  and styled.

My hair was so soft and had lots of movement.  Last night I retwisted in larger twists using the Mizani Butter Rich to moisturize for a twist out today, I love it, even leaves your hair smelling great for days, been in the house all day though so I will save it for church tomorrow.  Oh yeah, I broke down and bought the Mizani Butter Rich and the Mizani True Textures Curl Replenish Moisturizing Mask, I love both.  The other day after I Henna'd I used the mask and it put all sorts of moisture back into my hair, no complaints, it even works well on my little ones hair whixh is always a plus with me. 
I also finally ordered a jar of the Kera Care Cleansing Cream cause I just couldn't get it out my head from the first time I used the sample several months ago and can't wait for it to come.  It should be here sometime next week, the next order will be their Butter Cream.
Until next time, good night.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year...New Me

Wow ya'll, it has been a long here is my story.
My postings have been so erratic these past few months mainly because I did not feel like myself mentally and physically, and emotionally.  I was feeling like who was I to be doing a blog even though I loved posting pictures and the like just about all the things I loved: hair, family, and crafting.  My hair was even starting to get ridonculous, yes I typed it, I was getting bored and just tired of looking at all these kinks and even thinking about having to wash and twist was working my last nerve . Have you ever had one of those "I am tired seasons and I don't feel like doing anything and I don't want anybody bothering me, just let me live" moments.  Well that is how I was feeling. Mid November I flat ironed my hair and wore it like that for 6 weeks washing and flat ironing in between, I wore a bun most of the time. Ya'll I even got a cute quick  weave I was that through. 
So to top everything off the middle of November I found out I was pregnant (not planned) but we were so excited to be bringing a new one into the family definitely praying for a boy, but the Monday after Thanksgiving I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks, we were really heart broken because were so excited. The miscarriage physically was terrible,  but even worse emotionally.  I was off work for the rest of that week, then the following Monday everything started again and I ended up having a DandC and was off work for a few more days. I was a wreck the first week crying nonstop and on top of that still having pregnancy symptoms, uhhh, and trying no to blame myself.
No matter how far along you are, that is a difficult thing to go through. I thank God though that I had my husband here, he was so great (of course like a husband should be) but it made me look at him in a whole different way and I promise I think I fell in love with him even more.  He is really wonderful.  We are doing much better now and needless to say we are going to go ahead and try again so prayerfully I will have some good news for you after a while.
Now back to hair, I really did contemplate getting a texturizer and was supposed to get it done on this past Sunday but I chickened out, after debating with hubby he felt I was making a mistake if I did it.  And of course he would have been right.  He likes my hair as is.  So instead I did a henna treatment which turned out great my hair felt like heaven, I DC'd and blowdried only and twisted it up, no flat iron.  I decided that I needed to start this all over again and that journaling  again would help with me finding a new found love affair with my hair.  This time though there will be alot more blowdrying so if you are week at heart don't look  :O.
My plan for right now is to keep it blowdried for as long as it will last and style when I feel like it, rewash and do all over again.  I twisted last night with my whipped shea butter and gel in hopes of a twist out but this morning  I did not want to take twists out so I just pinned it up, it actually turned out cute so I think I will keep this style until Thursday and do a twist out Friday. 
I think getting back to my blog on a regular basis will help me get through, I really don't want to give up. I do love my hair.
Here are a few pictures...
Quick weave I did myself

 Shortened hair

Flat ironed hair in a  banana clip
 Last nights twists pinned up.

 side view

Sporadically pinned up in no specific
style but it turned out cute.
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